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Scope and Content Note

7 folders of Bible notes, sermons, and lessons. A few church bulletins, tracts, and newspapers (Christian Chronicle).

Biographical Note

The following biographical note is excerpted from The Christian Chronicle "Milestones, July 2018."

Robert Dean Crutchfield, age 85, passed away on May 27, 2018, at the Murray Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky. He was born October 5, 1932, in Fulton, Kentucky. He was a member of the Green Plain Church of Christ. Dean preached and served Churches of Christ in Alaska, Maine, Kentucky and Tennessee. His preaching for churches in gospel meetings and at lectureships took him to 24 states and 18 foreign countries.

For many years, he was the regular speaker on radio programs in Kentucky and Tennessee. He was instrumental in starting and was also moderator for seven years for a weekly television program, “Searching the Scriptures,” telecast over stations in three states and seen in parts of eight states. Articles that he has written have been printed in many Churches of Christ affiliated publications. Dean was engaged with evangelism on the subcontinent of Asia for 50 years. From 1967 to 1982 his time was divided between work in Asia, and local work with churches in Kentucky and Tennessee. Since 1983, he was engaged full time in foreign evangelism. His work was primarily in India but also included Nepal, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.

Donor Note

Mark McWhorter (Pell City, Alabama)


The processors retained the original order as received.

Content List

Box 1

[First Folder] Finding Aid

7 folders of Bible notes, sermons, and lessons. A few church bulletins, tracts, and newspapers (Christian Chronicle).


Churches of Christ -- History -- 20th century Churches of Christ -- Texas – Abilene Manuscripts



Extent of Collection

1.5 linear feet (1 box)

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Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

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Finding Aid created by

Erica Pye and Mac Ice

Subjects--Personal Names

Robert Dean Crutchfield

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